A founding member of Mangrove Creative Collective who hails from The Windy City but has made South Florida her home for nearly 25 years. After “booking” the role as Rag-a-muffin #3 at the age of six, she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She has worked as a professional actor at South Florida regional theaters including; Thinking Cap Theatre, Island City Stage, City Theatre, The Project [Theatre], The Theatre at Arts Garage, Broward Stage Door, Miami Stage Door, Promethean Theatre, and Florida Stage. In addition to acting, Niki shares her passion with the Performing Arts with young students. She was the Theatre Arts teacher for K-8 for five years at Gulf Stream School, and she has also served as a teaching artist for multiple programs at The Kravis Center of Performing Arts for the last seven years. She is very excited about the creation of Mangrove Creative Collective and looks forward to inspiring her community with all forms of Performing Arts.